Provides huge kick drum sound. Ground shaking low end combined with exceptional clarity and attack.
The D6 is used for stage, studio and broadcast applications. Designed with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, the D6 is equipped with a VLM™ diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction.
Lightweight, compact and easy to position, the D6 is an excellent choice for miking instruments requiring extended low frequency reproduction such as kick drums, large toms and bass cabinets. The D6s transformer less design, low impedance and balanced output allow for interference-free performance.
Designed, assembled, and tested by Audix in the USA.
- D6N – Nickel plate (see Gallery photo 2)
- D6S – Satin silver (anodized, see Gallery photo 3)
- D6KD – D6 with KD mic stand (see Gallery photo 5)
The Audix D6 is the perfect choice for solid kick drum sounds. The cardioid pickup pattern does an excellent job rejecting sound from external sound source to keep the sound of the kick drum pure and clean. The D6 boasts a VLM (Very Low Mass) diaphragm to react quickly to the attack of the beater, and the 30Hz-15kHz frequency response sports big bumps right where you need it for earth-shaking lows without sacrificing the attack. For other low-frequency instruments such as bass, the D6 fares equally well.
|Frequency Response||30Hz – 15kHz|
|Sensitivity||.8 mV/Pa @ 80Hz|
- Live stage, recording
- Kick drum
- Floor tom
- Bass cabinets
- Leslie bottom
Audix D6 at a Glance:
- Tuned specifically for kick drum and low-frequency instruments
- Sounds good no matter where you place it
Tuned specifically for kick drum and low-frequency instruments
The D6 is designed specifically to tackle kick drums and other low-frequency instruments. There is 14dB of boost at 60 Hz, 15dB between 4 and 5K, and 17db between 10 and 12k. The tailored response of this microphone makes it ideal for use of 22″ bass drums. The D6 capsule features the same legendary VLM technology that has made the D series percussion and instrument microphones very popular for today’s live stages and recording studios. The VLM diaphragm ensures that the mic responds very quickly to transients, ensuring the attack isn’t lost.
Sounds good no matter where you place it
Drums are one of the hardest instruments to record, especially when trying to replicate the sound of a previous recording. The D6 is designed to sound good in any position and it is not dependent on finding the “sweet spot” of the drum. This is great since you know that time after time, the kick will sound great!
Audix D6 Features:
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Tuned for kick and bass
- 30Hz-15kHz frequency response
- Not dependent on finding “sweet spot” for good sound
- VLM diaphragm for fast transient response